A Weaker Mayor Villaraigosa after Yesterday's Election?
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District Attorney Steve Cooley hopes Tuesday's election will be a warning to a political "machine" at Los Angeles City Hall. We talk with him and others about the future of Mayor Villaraigosa. In Washington, California's own congressional delegation's divided over federal loan guarantees to keep state government in business. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, it's being called the debate that was lacking in last year's presidential campaign. We hear how President Obama and former Vice President Cheney disagreed on interrogations, Guantánamo Bay, the Constitution and the rule of law.
Dueling Speeches over National Security ()
President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney lined out their differences today in speeches designed to frame the ongoing debate on national security. The President spoke at the National Archives, Cheney addressed the American Enterprise Institute
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg: White House Reporter, New York Times, @sherylstolberg
- Jonathan Landay: National Security Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers, @JonathanLanday
- John Eastman: Founding Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, @nomupdate
- Jameel Jaffer: Director of the National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union
- Benjamin Wittes: Reserach Director, Brookings Institution
A Weaker Mayor Villaraigosa after Yesterday's Election? ()
Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss' political career is over, at least for the moment. He was crushed in yesterday's run-off for City Attorney by Carmen Trutanich, a previous unknown. After a very nasty, very expensive campaign, Trutanich won with 56 to 44% of the vote. We speak with Trutanich and others about what the election results means for the city and for Mayor Villaraigosa.
- Carmen Trutanich: Candidate, Los Angeles City Attorney, @CarmenTrutanich
- Steve Cooley: Los Angeles County District Attorney
- David Zahniser: Staff writer, Los Angeles Times, @DavidZahniser
- Jaime Regalado: Executive Director, Pat Brown Institute, @PBI
Geithner Dubious about California Bailout ()
Yesterday on this program, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer said he might need federal loan guarantees to borrow money so California could pay its bills. Today, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told a House Committee that might require an act of Congress. But California's own delegation is divided, as we hear from Rob Hotakainen, who reports from Washington for the McClatchy Newspapers, including the Sacramento Bee.
- Rob Hotakainen: Washington Bureau Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers
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